Entries by Barbara Rogers

Family-Friendly Lodgings in New Hampshire’s Ski Capital

North Conway is not just New Hampshire’s ski capital; this year it was named the No. 1 Best Ski Town in the USA by USA Today readers. It has it all — Cranmore Mountain with 57 runs and four terrain parks overlooks the village, and the main street is lined with shops and family-friendly restaurants […]

Fun With Kids Close to Atlanta

Just outside Atlanta’s lively downtown areas, DeKalb County combines bucolic wooded landscapes with history, ethnic foods and a kid-pleasing fun park. Attractions for kids of all ages are handily grouped in Stone Mountain Park, 30 minutes from Atlanta. You can climb or ride the Summit Skyride, a high-speed cable car, to the 825-foot summit of […]

The Northeast’s Great Little Ski Mountains for Families

For family skiing, bigger isn’t necessarily better. Although big ski resorts usually offer more off-the-slopes and après-ski activities, nothing beats the smaller more personal experience of a day’s skiing with kids on a small mountain in the company of local families. Another plus of smaller ski areas is the affordable lift tickets, usually far less […]

Purity Spring – An All-Season Family Resort

One of the biggest challenges for parents is finding that delicate balance of keeping the kids happy and entertained while not completely exhausting the bank account. The annual family vacation can be the toughest to manage, especially because resorts and theme parks now seem to charge extra for almost everything the kids actually want to […]